Watershed gratefully acknowledges our donors for their generous support as we endeavor to provide artists with time and space to explore ideas with clay.

The Griggs Circle

The Griggs Circle is Watershed’s leadership giving program, with members making a three-year commitment of $1,500 or more. The Griggs Circle honors Margaret (Peg) Griggs. Peg’s vision, determination and donation of 32 acres of land and the buildings now known as the “Factory” and Thompson Hall are at the core of Watershed’s existence.

Lois & Edward Anderson
Bruce Armitage
Jeanne Baker Driscoll
Beverly Berman
Betty Bothereau
Edgar John Bullard III
David Charak
Fern & Harry Cohen
Joyce & Allan Cohen
Anne & Lenny Dowhie
Bruce Dawson & Rose Esson-Dawson
Lynn Duryea
Brenda Erickson
Evan & Kressa Evans 
Beth Ann Gerstein
Carol & Joe Green
Elise Hauenstein & Norman Abram
Susan Kaplan
Elizabeth Kendall & Steve Howard
Gretchen Keyworth
Phyllis Kudder Sullivan
Mark Lyman & Anne Meszko
Lori & Tim Mader
Tim Mitchell
David & Clemmer Montague
Jeffrey & Elaine Musich
Ed & Helen Nicoll
Arlynn Nobel
Claudia Olds Goldie
Don & Lisa Ridley
Chris Rifkin
Lois Russell
Jan & Vic Schachter
Martha W. Sears & Gary Baker
Nancy & Steve Selvin
Paul & Konnie Stark
Kristen Struebing-Beazley & Dr. Robert M. Beazley
Don Thomas & Jorge Cao
Bernie Toale & Joe Zina
Sharon Townshend
Susan Whitehead
Sarah Yardly Jenkins
Patricia Young

Special Exhibitions Fund

The Hope and Mel Barkan Special Exhibitions Program

Kiln God & Scholarship Donors

At Watershed, our Kiln Gods are generous donors who provide full financial support for a ceramic artist to attend a residency at Watershed. The Watershed Scholarship Fund provides partial support for deserving artists. All awards are competitive, juried and merit-based. All artists are eligible to apply, regardless of age, experience, or media/discipline. Click here to learn more about becoming a Kiln God or Scholarship donor.

Kiln God Residency Endowments and Support:
Archipelago Foundation Ceramic Residency Fund
Pat Doran Funded Residency Endowment
Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust
Alfred and Hanina Shasha Foundation, Inc. Endowment for AIDASHED Scholarships
Barry L. Thurman Funded Residency Endowment
Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts
Individual Kiln God Donors:
Amica Companies Foundation
Edgar John Bullard III
Simone Leigh
The Potter’s Studio
Kenneth Schaller
Scholarship Fund Donors:
Arthur Goldberg
Bruce Dawson & Rose Esson-Dawson
Cayer Caccia LLP
Central Tools, Inc 
Elizabeth Harvey Levine & Mark Levine
Lea Ann Roddan

Annual Donors

Click here for the full list of Watershed’s 2018 donors

Summer Student Assistantship Program

Through our Assistantship Program, ceramic art students are selected by their schools to participate in Watershed’s Summer Residencies. Sponsoring institutions as well as individual donors support this extraordinary opportunity for deserving art students. Click here to learn more about Watershed’s Assistantship Program

University of Arkansas
California College of Art Ceramic Student Assistantship, gift of the Donna & Ralph Briskin, and Evans & John Wyro Families
Columbia College
Maine College of Art
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
Northern Michigan University, School of Art and Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft

Public Agency and Foundation Support

Watershed has benefited tremendously from past and present support from the following generous public agencies and foundations. 2018 grants are indicated by a*.

The Frances Alexander Foundation
Lincoln County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation*
Blakemore Foundation 
Borgenicht Foundation
Davis Family Foundation
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, matching gift
Daniel J. and Edith A. Ehrlich Family Foundation
Anne S. Forbes Family Foundation
Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation
LEF Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts*
Maine Arts Commission*
Maine Humanities Council
Margaret Burnham Charitable Trust*
Morton Kelly Charitable Trust*
Robert M. McNamara Foundation
Plum Creek Foundation, matching gift
Quimby Family Foundation
George A. Ramlose Foundation
San Francisco Foundation
Windgate Charitable Foundation*

Business and Organization Sponsors

Many organizations and businesses provide a wide range of support and in-kind donations to Watershed throughout the year. They are an essential part of our community and we thank them! 

Ames True Value

Barn Door Bakery
Blueberries Food and Drink
Boothbay Craft Brewery
Borealis Breads
Cribstone Capital Management
Damariscotta River Grill
Dandelion Spring Farm
The First National Bank
Frontier Cafe
Hanford Supermarket
Henry and Marty Restaurant and Catering
King Eider’s Pub
Edward Knight & Co.
Laura Cabot Catering
Maine Root
Morning Dew Farm
Morning Glory Natural Foods
Newcastle Inn
Panera Bread
Red Hook Brewery
Rising Tide Market
Run With Soup
S. Fernald’s Country Store
Sarah’s Cafe
Slate’s Bakery
Van Lloyds Bistro
Wild Oats Bakery
Yellowfront Grocery
Watershed Tavern and Boothbay Craft Brewery